Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, has announced details of an independent review of the processes and procedures that underpin the Ministry’s governance of the business rates system.
Conservatives gained seats from an Independent in Chiltern and from Thurrock Independents in Thurrock. Conservatives held a seat in Cheshire East. Labour gained a seat from Conservatives in Staffordshire Moorlands and held a seat in Bassetlaw.
Rural communities will be given more options to convert agricultural buildings into family homes to better meet local housing needs through planning rule changes, announced Housing Minister Dominic Raab.
Conservative held seats in Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. The Liberal Democrats held a seat in East Devon District Council. SNP held a seat in Clackmannanshire Council.
Conservatives gained two seats from Liberal Democrats: one in Dorset CC and one in West Dorset. Conservatives also gained a seat from Lincolnshire Independents in North Kesteven. Conservatives held seats in Boston, Hertfordshire CC and Lichfield.